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Plantin - Moretus Museum

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Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 03 221 1450
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Description: Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the...
Printing museum which contains the two oldest printing presses in the world, complete sets of dies and matrices, and the full archive of the Plantin printing company.
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Fascinating museum

Fascinating museum in a beautiful home. We spent several hours. It exceeded our expectations and deserves its excellent reputation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fascinating museum in a beautiful home. We spent several hours. It exceeded our expectations and deserves its excellent reputation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A well set out, instructive and appealing museum, especially, I would think, of interest to lovers of old books and the printing machines of the 17 th Century. Why it is not busier I do not know as it deserves a greater public to view it's magnificent collection. Fascinating pieces of information will come your way as you wander through... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You feel dropped in another century and I liked the feeling. Don't forget to take a good look at the marvelous leather wall'paper', they have many different designs. Soooo beautiful.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A unique collection of printing machines from the 17th century and beautiful books produced over the years in a beautifully restored building. An excellent location to pass a rainy afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you want to have a unique historical view on the evolution of modern printing from Guttenberg presses to historical medical Atlas and first global maps - this is the place visit. Walking distance from the Antwerp main plaza and attractions, fantastic typographical and antique presses, well preserved library. A must see, no similar museum anywhere in the world.

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Arlington, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Anyone who loves books should go here. It is a fascinating combination of upper-class home, a printing business from the earliest period of printing and a museum of rare and wonderful books.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very moving to see the first industrialised printing presses in the world. They made knowledge available to a mass audience for the first time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum which focused on the history of the printing press. As an added bonus, each room had several Rubens on display! Quite magnificent to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Fantastic small museum. A world heritage site, the only museum given that listing in the world. It gives you an intimate look at the commercialization of printing--from how it was done to how the printer Moretus and his descendants lived. It opened my mind to the complexity of printing books---not just typeface for words, but drawings, anatomy, science illustrations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Ensure you get the headsets for a little extra to gain the most from your visit. The descriptions enhance your experience. This is a truly amazing museum which has been one for over 300 years. The art of print is taken for granted by most of us. What they did centuries ago to create the books and manuscripts of the... More 

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Address: Vrijdagmarkt 22, Antwerp, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 03 221 1450
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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